Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I love this prompt. I’ve been teaching since I was 12 and my dad told me I was going to teach two-year-olds in Sunday school. I loved it then, but these days I’d rather work with older students.
Being a mom is being a teacher. Four children of my own kept me busy at home, but I was also doing some substitute teaching during those years, as well as teaching Sunday school.
As my own grew older, I began teaching full time. What hectic years those were! But I loved the classroom, never had a desire to be in administration. For a teacher who loves her work, there’s nothing quite like the “Aha!” moments that happen when students get the idea you’ve been teaching them.
Then we had a major move, and I was subbing again. I was there a lot, though, and got to know the kids and enjoyed those years immensely. I was also teaching a women’s Bible class in Sunday school.
Now, at 70, I’ve been doing private practice counseling for 16 years. Counseling is teaching.
Also, our church hosts a homeschool co-op, and this Friday I’ll be starting a unit on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice for the high school group. Very excited about that!
I think the desire to educate is pretty strong in our family. There’s more than one teacher among all the cousins, and in my own family, teaching is clearly an avocation.
I am very blessed to have had a hand in the education of so many. The thing I love best is teaching the Bible. It is inexhaustible, always new, always challenging for my own personal growth.
It’s a wonderful thing when you love your work.